Harmful levels of cholesterol and niacin
This vitamin we will be talking about, vitamin B3 or niacin, is one of those that can have a beneficial effect on lowering the level of cholesterol, which is important in case it is too high. This vitamin can be taken on its own, or combined with synthetic medications for high cholesterol for a stronger effect.
A great number of people nowadays are experiencing different problems with their coronary health. These ailments which affect so many people and which are being linked to high levels of cholesterol and blood pressure can be helped by proper nutrition. That is the reason why, some studies are being conducted (for example, the effect of niacin) with the aim of determining what can be done to avoid and decrease the risk of these ailments occurring.
Natural assistance in lowering cholesterol
Synthetic medications are frequently very successful in decreasing the level of cholesterol. However, apart from the benefits this kind of therapy brings, there are side effects that may occur, as with any synthetic medication. That is why it is very important for some people to try to find a totally harmless way to lower the level of their cholesterol. One of the natural solutions is the mentioned niacin or vitamin B3. This vitamin belongs to the group of water-soluble ones, which means that one virtually cannot take in too much of it and that the surplus is easily washed away from the body.
It is already almost common knowledge that there exist two kinds of cholesterol in human organisms, the so called good and bad cholesterol, or HDL and LDL. They both have their roles in human body and they pose no problem when the levels are kept at bay. However, when the levels cross over certain thresholds, it may lead to coronary ailments over years.
This vitamin, which can be taken in on its own or combined with regular medications for reducing the level of cholesterol, can do worlds of good for people who are experiencing troubles with their cholesterol levels. There are different versions of niacin supplements that your doctor may recommend to you, depending on what kind a specific patients needs. For example, some have a formulation that is slowly released in the body, while other are released immediately. A study has determined that niacin will help reduce the level of bad cholesterol by some ten to twenty percent, while at the same time raising the level of bad cholesterol by roughly fifteen to 35%.